Guardian & UNICEF launch weekly focus on children & finance

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23 June 2014

Children and finance

Author: Guardian Sustainable Business Hub

A weekly focus exploring the role of financial literacy in children's economic well-being. [Includes: Poll on whether children learn about money and finance at school, articles on "Financial education for children a powerful agent for change", "Banks and financial institutions can empower children", live chat on the role of entertainment in financial education for children on Wednesday 25 June from 1-2pm BST]

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23 June 2014

This Week - Guardian Sustainable Hub Weekly Focus: Children & Finance

Author: Guardian Sustainable Hub & UNICEF

The financial sector has an opportunity to make a difference for children. Building on what it means for businesses to respect and support children’s rights, the Guardian Sustainable Business, in collaboration with UNICEF, is dedicating an entire week (June the 23d to the 27th) to the following theme: Children & Finance...Each day, the Guardian will feature a mix of editorial and multimedia content from a broad range of contributors engaged in this topic including journalists, companies such as Barclays and Safaricom, and stakeholders such as Child Youth Finance International, the Global Child Forum, Bank Information Centre the CSR Unit closely works with on the following topics: What is the role of financial inclusion in tackling youth unemployment?- How can investors move the issue of corporate responsibility for children’s rights forward?...How can financial literacy and economic citizenship education both empower and protect children?...How can international institutions engage with youth on financial matters?- How does technology impact the financial landscape and further increase financial literacy?

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